Your Guide to Getting an Online Associates Degree

Browse this comprehensive guide to determine if pursuing an associate’s degree online is the best option for you. With the resources you can find here including a blog, FAQs page, , and student interviews, you can find the answers to questions like whether it’s a good idea to earn an associate’s degree online, how long it takes, what it costs, and what kind of jobs you’ll qualify for after you finish. Continue reading to find the answers to these questions and to determine if an online associate’s degree is right for you.

Check Out Student Interviews to See What an Online Associate’s Degree Is Like

Take a look at our student interviews page to find out what real online associate’s degree students are saying about what it takes to earn a degree online. Select a student’s name to learn more about day-to-day student life and the advantages and disadvantages of studying online first-hand. These students provide tips and suggestions for students considering an associate’s degree program online and will give you honest insight into how you can navigate the challenges of studying online, like interacting with peers, getting in touch with your professors, and managing your time.

Find Answers to Your Questions on the Online Associate’s Degree FAQs Page

To help you find answers to your questions, we have developed a FAQs page where you can browse some answers to common questions such as how much associate’s degree programs cost or how long they take to complete. This page is formatted simply so that you can browse to quickly find the answers to the questions keeping you awake at night as you pursue online study at the associate’s degree level.

Learn Everything You Need to Know About Getting an AA or AS Online

To learn more about getting your degree online, explore the eBook. This eBook contains all the information you need to know about AA online programs. It is broken down into chapters to introduce you to the most important issues for associate’s degree students. Keep reading for a summary of what you can expect to learn in each chapter of the eBook.

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Adrian Hammerle

"If you want to find employment in the information technology field, you should plan to get a bachelors degree and to keep on learning throughout your career. Programming and web design and development are always evolving as new technology arises. You will need to keep current so that your skill set does not become outdated."


Angela Kish-Wolf

"I appreciated the ability to revisit course material when I studied online. There is no chance to mishear a professor during a lecture. You will always get the information right."


Audra Coon

"I have actually had a better experience with my online professors than with my on-campus professors. Online students often come to class with a lot of life experience, which professors respect, whereas on-campus students are often right out of high school. Professors respond to them differently."


Brandi Wesley

"Make sure that your support team is doing its job. If any of your advisors is not providing the guidance necessary for you to succeed, seek another."


Brooke Siever

"The best advice I could give to you as an online student is to be your own advocate. Take advantage of every opportunity and be proactive in clearing up misunderstandings."


Eleanor Decker

"And in order to stay engaged in your online classes, it is important to stay focused on your long term goals. As you work, continue to look towards the future and remind yourself of your goals."


Jeannette McCay

"The general education courses in my human services management program provided me with the educational foundation that I needed in order to succeed."


Kameka Bausley

"The biggest strength of my program is the high quality resources available to students. The program provides students with the option to join a study group, work with a certified accounting tutor or access the online math center to review homework problems."


Laura Turner

"The 2 biggest factors that went into my decision to pursue my associates degree online were time and convenience."


Lori Jessing

"The most important factor for students who are considering a degree in the health industry is to ensure that your school’s program is properly accredited by the American Health Information Management Association. That accreditation acts like an official endorsement of the validity of the program that you are applying to, so you know you can trust it."


Monica Elam

"I wanted to earn my associates degree partially online because I needed a way to juggle work, family and school. The way of the world is that adults work because we all need money to live, and I don’t complain about that. But it seemed like there weren’t enough hours in the day to attend to all of my responsibilities, so a blended computer networking program allowed for greater flexibility."


Natalee Harp-Blakley

"The broad-based nature of the program provided me with skills and knowledge that are applicable to many different areas of business. I feel that this versatile collection of courses has improved my employment opportunities."


Nicole Gonzales

"I did a great deal of research on online programs, and Phoenix had the best feedback from students, the best website and the best success rate for graduates."


Roy Cato

"When you are focused on learning, your mind is growing. Just like a muscle, you are exercising it. You are not just memorizing, you are actively thinking."


Seth Stapleton

"I interact with my professors through e-mail, and I feel that we are able to maintain a strong professional relationship through online communication. For instance, I have co-founded a business, and my professors are very interested in hearing about its progress. In fact, I have added several of my professors to my LinkedIn network, and they are helping me to build connections."


Tameka Echols

"I think that going to school online was the right choice for me because of the circumstances in my life. The main piece of advice that I would offer others is to make sure you are committed to finishing your degree before you sign up. It is very important that you are committed to doing this because you are investing in your future."